Theewaterskloof

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1,54% Population growth rate.

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Theewaterskloof Local Municipality is located within the Overberg District Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa. The enormous Theewaterskloof Dam, which provides water for Cape Town and the surrounding areas, is located in this municipality. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

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Theewaterskloof , Western Cape 108,790 102
Molemole , Limpopo 108,321 103
Ratlou , North West 107,339 104
uMshwathi , KwaZulu-Natal 106,374 105
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 5,0% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling.

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According to Census 2011, Theewaterskloof Local Municipality has a total population of 108 790 people, of whom 62,9% are coloured, 23,4% are black African, and 9,4% are white. The other population groups make up the remaining 4,3%.

Of those aged 20 years and older, 9,3% have completed primary school, 40,1% have some secondary education, 20,2% have completed matric, and 7,4% have some form of higher education, while 5,0% of those aged 20 years and older have no form of schooling.

Group Percentage
Black African26,4%
Coloured62,9%
Indian/Asian0,4%
White9,4%
Other0,9%
Age Males Females
0-4 4,7% 4,5%
5-9 4,2% 4%
10-14 4% 4%
15-19 4,1% 4,2%
20-24 4,9% 4,3%
25-29 5,7% 4,7%
30-34 4,1% 3,7%
35-39 4,1% 3,7%
40-44 3,8% 3,6%
45-49 3,2% 3,2%
50-54 2,6% 2,6%
55-59 1,8% 1,9%
60-64 1,5% 1,6%
65-69 1% 1,1%
70-74 0,6% 0,7%
75-79 0,4% 0,5%
80-84 0,2% 0,3%
85+ 0,1% 0,3%
Language Percentage
Afrikaans 70,7%
English 3,7%
IsiNdebele 0,1%
IsiXhosa 16,2%
IsiZulu 0,2%
Sepedi 0,1%
Sesotho 3,4%
Setswana 0,4%
Sign Language 0,3%
SiSwati 0%
Tshivenda 0%
Xitsonga 0%
Other 0.8%
Not Applicable 3,9%
Group Percentage
Married 30,7%
Living together like married partners 9,1%
Never married 55%
Widower/Widow 3,5%
Separated 0,5%
Divorced 1,2%
Group Percentage
No Schooling 4,2%
Some Primary 41,9%
Completed Primary 7,2%
Some Secondary 32,6%
Completed Secondary 10,7%
Higher Education 1,4%
Not Applicable 2%
Sex Percentage
Female 49%
Male 51%
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89,0% of households have access to electricity for lighting.

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There are 28 884 households in the municipality, with an average household size of 3,5 persons per household.

86,8% of households have access to piped water either in their dwelling or in the yard. Only 0,8% of households do not have access to piped water.

Area Percentage
Urban 68,6%
Tribal/Traditional 0%
Farm 31,4%
Item Yes No
Cellphone 84,8% 15,2%
Computer 21,1% 78,9%
Television 80,2% 19,8%
Satellite Television 24,7% 75,3%
Radio 61,3% 38,7%
Landline / Telephone 19,2% 80,8%
Motor Car 33,5% 66,5%
Refrigerator 73,7% 26,3%
Electric / Gas-Stove 84,5% 15,5%
Energy Source Cooking Heating Lighting
Electricity 84,9% 67,8% 89%
Gas 4,4% 1,2% 0,2%
Paraffin 8,7% 6,9% 6,5%
Solar 0,1% 0,6% 0,2%
Candles 0% 0% 3,7%
Wood 1,5% 14,2% 0%
Coal 0% 0,1% 0%
Animal Dung 0% 0% 0%
Other 0,1% 0% 0%
None 0,3% 9,2% 0,3%
Access Percentage
From Home 9%
From Cellphone 16,2%
From Work 3,3%
From Elsewhere 2,7%
No Access 68,9%
Tenure Status Percentage
Rented 18,2%
Owned and fully paid off 35,3%
Owned but not yet paid off 6,8%
Occupied rent free 29,3%
Other 10,4%
Source of water Percentage
Regional/Local water scheme (operated by municipality or other water services provider) 79,9%
Borehole 3,4%
Spring 1,5%
Rain water tank 0,5%
Dam/Pool/Stagnant water 9,2%
River/Stream 1,8%
Water vendor 0,2%
Water tanker 0,8%
Other 2,6%
Toilet Facility Percentage
None 8%
Flush toilet (connected to sewerage system) 80,2%
Flush toilet (with septic tank) 6,5%
Chemical toilet 0,3%
Pit toilet with ventilation 1,2%
Pit toilet without ventilation 0,8%
Bucket toilet 1,1%
Other 1,9%
Refuse Disposal Percentage
Removed by local authority/private company at least once a week 79,5%
Removed by local authority/private company less often 3,1%
Communal refuse dump 2%
Own refuse dump 11,3%
No rubbish disposal 1,6%
Other 2,6%
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14,9% Unemployment rate.

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47 644 people are economically active (employed or unemployed but looking for work), and of these, 14,9% are unemployed.

19,8% of the 23 559 economically active youth (15 – 34 years) in the area are unemployed.

Employment Status Number
Employed 40568
Unemployed 7076
Discouraged Work Seeker 1968
Not Economically Active 25851
Income Percentage
None income 11,8%
R1 - R4,800 1,8%
R4,801 - R9,600 3,4%
R9,601 - R19,600 17,7%
R19,601 - R38,200 22,9%
R38,201 - R76,4000 19,1%
R76,401 - R153,800 11,4%
R153,801 - R307,600 7%
R307,601 - R614,400 3,6%
R614,001 - R1,228,800 0,9%
R1,228,801 - R2,457,600 0,2%
R2,457,601+ 0,2%
Agricultural households
Type of specific activity Number
Livestock production 649
Poultry production 766
Vegetable production 1,159
Production of other crops 664
Other 615

**An agricultural household may engage in more than one agricultural activity

Agricultural households
Type of activity Number
Crops only 1,142
Animals only 711
Mixed farming 439
Other 167

**An agricultural household may not fall under more than one agricultural activity

Income category of agricultural households
Annual income category of agricultural household heads Number
No income 283
R1-R4 800 48
R4 801-R38 400 1,087
R38 401-R307 200 729
R307 201+ 171
Unspecified 141

Key Statistics 2011

Total population108,790
Young (0-14)25,5%
Working Age (15-64)69,4%
Elderly (65+)5,1%
Dependency ratio44,2
Sex ratio104
Growth rate1,54% (2001-2011)
Population density34 persons/km2
Unemployment rate14,9%
Youth unemployment rate19,8%
No schooling aged 20+5%
Higher education aged 20+7,3%
Matric aged 20+20,2%
Number of households28,884
Number of Agricultural households2,459
Average household size3,5
Female headed households29,4%
Formal dwellings80,3%
Housing owned/paying off42,1%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage80,2%
Weekly refuse removal79,5%
Piped water inside dwelling73,3%
Electricity for lighting89%

Key Statistics 2001

Total population93,276
Young (0-14)27,7%
Working Age (15-64)69,4%
Elderly (65+)4,1%
Dependency ratio46,6%
Sex ratio108,1
Growth rate4,47% (2001-2011)
Unemployment rate18,6%
Youth unemployment rate23,9%
No schooling aged 20+9,6%
Higher education aged 20+5,2%
Matric aged 20+15,9%
Number of households23,044
Average household size3,7
Female headed households23,2%
Formal dwellings77,8%
Housing owned/paying off40,1%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage58,6%
Weekly refuse removal72%
Piped water inside dwelling60,5%
Electricity for lighting80,7%